10 – Weather still fine, went to Town, din’d at Mrs. Wests. Mr. Wirgman call’d to dine with Mrs. T. en famille – I rode to Furley in the evening, William, Sam & Fanny Bowly intend getting off to Philad. tomorrow –
From the journal of Captain Henry Thompson, October 10, 1814. Courtesy the Friends of Clifton.
These 24 hours commences light breezes & clear Weather. At 3 PM came up within gun shot of the ship when she gave us a Broadside, which was soon returned & the action commenced and lasted for 20 minutes when he struck. We Boarded him she was the ship transport ship Champion[,] No. 444 Capt. Kirby, from London bound to Quebec, cargo Flour, Bread, and 423 Bales of Bale goods. At 5 PM commenced taking out the Bale goods & putting them in the Schooner.
Middle and Latter part same, all hands employed in putting the goods in the Schooner & taking them from the ship.
From the Schooner Mammoth Logs, 1814. MS 3082, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.